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213 CLOWNEY ST

Architecture and History Inventory
213 CLOWNEY ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Charles Strongman House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:56116
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):213 CLOWNEY ST
County:Iowa
City:Mineral Point
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Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1847
Additions:
Survey Date:19821993
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Federal
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Mineral Point Historic District
National Register Listing Date:7/30/1971 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:The building at one time had a two story front porch. THIS TWO STORY, FEDERAL STYLED HOUSE FEATURES A RECTANGULAR SHAPED PLAN CONFIGURATION, A STONE FOUNDATION, A COMBINATION BRICK AND STONE EXTERIOR, A STONE TRIM AND A SHINGLED, GABLE ROOF. THE FACADE IS BRICK WITH STONE LINTELS AND SILLS. THE EAST AND WEST FACES ARE MADE OF IRREGULAR STONE. PARAPETS AND PAIRED CHIMNEYS APPEAR AT THE END WALLS. A DOUBLE WOODEN DOORWAY, EACH WITH TRANSOM WINDOWS, ADD TO THE SYMMETRY OF THE FACADE. A WOODEN CORNICE WITH PROMINENT, CORNER ORNAMENTATION FURTHER DISTINGUISHS THE FRONT. THIS RESIDENCE, BUILT BETWEEN 1843 TO 1853 (SEE BIB. REF. A), IS IN GOOD CONDITION.

INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DWELLING AND THE DATES OF THEIR ASSOCIATION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: CHARLES STRONGMAN, FROM 1843 TO THE LATE 1860S; THOMAS STRONGMAN, FROM C. 1870 TO EARLY 1880S (ESTATE); FANNY COAD, AT AN UNKNOWN DATE; AND WADE, AT AN UNKNOWN DATE. (SEE BIB. REF.A, B).
Bibliographic References:“Architecture/History Survey: Reconstruct USH 151: Dodgeville To Belmont.” WHS project number 92-0510IA/LT. October 1993. Prepared by Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center (GLARC). A. MINERAL POINT TAX RECORDS, 1840-1910; SANBORN MAP, CITY OF MINERAL POINT, WI (NEW YORK: SANBORN MAP CO., 1889-1929; DODGEVILLE, WI COUNTY COURT HOUSE, REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE, PROPERTY DEED J:340). B. PERRIN, RICHARD, HISTORIC WISCONSIN ARCHITECTURE (MILWAUKEE: WI. SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS, 1976), P. 26. PERRIN ASSIGNED THE NAME THE "WADE HOUSE" TO THIS PROPERTY; HOWEVER, THE NAME "WADE" IS NOT RECORDED IN THE TAX ROLLS FOR THIS PORPERTY FROM 1843 UNTIL AT LEAST 1910 (MINERAL POINT TAX RECORDS, 1840-1910). Historic Mineral Point Architectural Walking Tours brochure, 2000. From Mining to Farm Fields to Ethnic Communities: Buildings and Landscapes of Southwestern Wisconsin. Ed. Anna Vemer Andrzejewski , Arnold R. Alanen and Sarah Fayen Scarlett for “Nature + City: Vernacular Buildings and Landscapes of the Upper Midwest,” 2012 Meeting of the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) in Madison, Wisconsin.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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